Book review: ‘Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space’

And the cow jumped over the moon. You spent many years wondering if that were possible, although countless nursery rhyme books said it was so. Yes, a human could surely go there, but a bovine? Eventually, you learned the truth: men and women can overcome gravity, but cows stay grounded. And in the new book [...]

Bishop James R. Mathes honored at 39th Nicky Awards

Thirty nine years ago, the first Nicky Awards were held in downtown San Diego at the then Ball Express Disco (a former large warehouse). This past Sunday, the “gay academy awards of San Diego” returned downtown, this time to our new beautiful library. It was another sold out crowd of our GLBT community family, friends [...]

Shower arguments: the silliness is almost over

Sometime Saturday Michael Sam will find out if he is part of the St. Louis Rams’ 53-man roster, their practice squad, or cut. As the first openly gay player on an NFL team, his fate will be news. His shower habits are not news. Nor is the opinion of an unidentified teammate on said shower [...]

Trail for Humanity


The final leg of the 350+ mile march from the San Francisco Bay area to the U.S. Mexico Border culminated Aug. 16. We joined in welcoming the mothers and their children at Larsen Field in San Ysidro. They started the pilgrimage in Merced, Calif. for those buried alive in the Sonora desert, the children crossing [...]

Love matters

I’ve been reminded this past week about what I love and what I find discomforting living out in my community. This past week I went to FilmOut’s screening of Lady Valor, a CNN documentary on Kristin Beck’s life since coming out. I noticed relationships. I saw some of her experiences with her family of origin [...]

A prayer for peace — Ferguson, Mo.

As a progressive, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to God. This article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! At our church on 30th Street, someone generously donated a “Peace Pole.” It was a marker – with a [...]

The City: Top to Bottom

thursday, aug. 28 Remix Nights : Lisa Campbell The last of MOPA’sSummer Remix nights features Songstress, Lisa Campbell, who performs acoustic folk and pop tunes, accompanied by mandolinist Paul Yancey, aka Paulo. Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA), 1649 El Prado in Balboa Park, 5 p.m., gallery adult admission $8, 619-238-7559, friday, aug. 29 Festival [...]

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